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An Academic Question

By: Barbara Pym,Kate Saunders - introduction
Narrated by: Jilly Bond
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Summary

Introduced by Kate Saunders.

In a provincial university town, Caro Grimstone, a dissatisfied faculty wife, becomes the unwilling accomplice to her husband Alan's ambitions. When she volunteers to read to a blind esteemed anthropologist in a nursing home, Alan seizes the opportunity to steal his papers—research that could both advance his reputation while refuting the findings of a respected colleague. A delightful comedy of manners with a touch of mystery, An Academic Question is prime Barbara Pym territory.  

©1986 The Estate Of Barbara Pym (P)2022 Hachette Audio UK

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"She is the rarest of treasures; she reminds us of the heartbreaking silliness of everyday life." (Anne Tyler)

"Beneath the gentle surfaces of her novels is a slow-building comedy, salt wit in a saline drip." (New York Times)

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